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Today in History


Today is Monday, July 2, the 183rd day of 2018. There are 182 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 2, 1937, aviator Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first round-the-world flight along the equator. On this date: In 1776, the Continental Congress passed a resolution […]

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Single-vehicle crash claims life

Fatality is 12th this year; ahead of 2017 numbers

The death toll on Cherokee County roads continued to climb Friday when a 40-year-old Blacksburg man died in the hospital following an accident on Leagon Drive in Blacksburg. Knox Douglas Hambright Jr., of Martin Hills Road, died at 8:08 p.m. Friday at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, where he had been flown by helicopter following a single-vehicle accident that occurred at […]

Blanton quits: So now who is in charge?

Who’s in charge? More than a month before Steve Bratton will move from the school district office to the county administration building as the new county administrator, Cherokee County Interim Administrator Bill Blanton will step down today due to health reasons, seemingly leaving the county adrift without a leader. Not so, says Cherokee County Councilman Quay Little. “We will address […]

So, what’s the deal with all these trains blocking traffic?

If you’ve noticed an increase in trains stopping on the tracks in Gaffney, you’re not alone. Several area residents recently reached out to The Gaffney Ledger inquiring about trains stopping in the areas of the 3rd and 6th Street crossings, as well as in the area of the West Oneal Street crossing further down the line. Some say they are […]